While the Georgia Bulldogs did lose a plethora of playmakers to the upcoming NFL Draft, they’re hoping that former five-star talent Demetris Robertson can help fill the void left at wideout.
The absence of Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman will present a few challenges for Georgia’s offense in 2019. Both players had the ability to make game-changing plays in space.
If the Bulldogs are going to have a smooth transition on offense, then Robertson will have to be comfortable in his new role. Last season, the former Cal product didn’t provide much outside of gaining 109 rushing yards.
Robertson was the No. 1 wide receiver from his recruiting class, per 247Sports.
Head coach of the Bulldogs, Kirby Smart, seemed pretty optimistic about Robertson’s progression in the offense.
From Saturday Down South:
“I think he’s more comfortable with the offense. He’s played the F, which puts him in the slot. He plays outside, he understands our offense better and he’s also getting more opportunities. To be honest, there’s not three guys out there, really not even that when you add Jayson Stanley and Ahkil Crumpton, so he’s getting pushed to the forefront.”
In his first season with the Golden Bears, Robertson finished with 50 receptions for 767 yards and seven touchdowns.
There is no question that Robertson has the potential to succeed in the SEC. Another year of learning the playbook should be the push he needs to make an impact on Saturdays.
At the very least, he’ll have to become a reliable target in the passing game for star quarterback Jake Fromm.